If you've read my blog for any length of time, you'll know how I love birds. Crows in particular hold a fascination for me. Don't know why. Be that as it may, I've been feeding the crows lately and they are coming to eat. There is a post in the field that I leave dog food and trinkets on. Then, I go back home and call them, sounding like a mad lady, cawing loudly. They come, though I wonder what they think of my poor imitation. The above crow is carved from wood as a decoy.
Above is an oil painting I did called The Crow Picnic.
This young crow is made of paper mache and holds on to the bucking life-sized horse in my dining room.
The above is a wool wall hanging I purchased hung over a doorway.
Not matter what I did, I could not photograph this gouache I painted. Guess it is the convex glass in the old frame.
Another old crow decoy.
A photo I took of a Parisian crow last trip to France. Wonder if city crows are more sophisticated than my country crows?
Here is a crow feather. Crows are supposed to be very intelligent, but this one wasn't. He and a friend were fighting and teasing an owl in the trees out front. Next morning, I found a dead crow on the ground where the fight took place.
Native Americans are very superstitious about crows and ravens. The mean old woman down the lane shoots them and hangs them upside down in her trees, I guess as a way to scare crows away.
But, as I type this, a crow is cawing loudly out my backdoor, which has never happened. Seems maybe, they are calling me.